Benefits of EGNOS and Galileo for drones presented by GeoNumerics at the World ATM congress 2019

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The presentation took place on 13 March 2019 in the frame of the World Air Traffic Management (ATM) congress, held in Madrid, Spain. More specifically, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted a session related to the European GNSS opportunities in aviation, and the analysis of EGNOS and Galileo benefits for drones was conducted by GeoNumerics.

Castelldefels, 25 March 2019. As experts in positioning and navigation technology, and also due to their expertise in the drone field, GeoNumerics was invited to present an analysis of the contributions of European GNSS systems, namely EGNOS and Galileo, for safe navigation for drones. This matter is of recent and high interest, specially leveraged by the upcoming integration of drones in the traffic management concept in Europe, the so-called U-Space.

In the presentation, carried out by Pere Molina, GeoNumerics' Advanced Applications Programme Manager, the most popular current GNSS technology used in drone operations was overviewed, as well as the impact of GNSS integrity faults and approaches to include integrity in multi-sensor navigation systems in drones. The GSA has published in their website the news related to this presentation.

GeoNumerics is a research and development (R&D) intensive small-and-medium-enterprise (SME) company specialised in geomatics and accurate navigation.

The European Global navigation Satellite system Agency (GSA) is a European Union (EU) agency that promotes the use, adoption, application and market development of European GNSS services and that these services and operations are thoroughly secure, safe and accessible.

The World ATM Congress is a Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). They bring together the world’s leading product developers, experts, stakeholders, and air navigation service providers (ANSPs). Aviation thought leaders gather for three days of conference sessions, product demonstrations and launches, contract closures and educational and networking opportunities in Madrid, Spain.